Tom Heagney

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Historic District Commission Approves New House on Strickland with Salvage from 1870 Carriage House

The motion voted on was not for demolition but to salvage limited pieces of the 1870 barn. There was disagreement over whether the new house would be Second Empire style, modeled after Tomes-Higgins House or a recreation of the original barn, which the HDC chair described as “really ugly.” Continue Reading →

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Synagogue at Historic Armory: No HDC Vote after Third Revision and the Clock is Ticking

The proposed Chabad Lubavitch synagogue would involve demolition of much of the historic Armory on Mason Street, built in 1911. After returning Wednesday night for a third time, the Historic District Commission said they still weren’t prepared to vote. One of many concerns was that the main synagogue entrance, which has less than the required the setback, would be directly across from the very busy fire station on Havemeyer Place. Continue Reading →

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Center For Hope and Renewal at Old Stanwich Church Causes a Stir

The Center for Hope and Renewal offers counseling services at the old Stanwich Church. They have applied to the Planning & Zoning commission for approval for a final site plan and special permit, which they need to continue. Neighbors see the counseling as a commercial use. The applicant sees the counseling as fitting to the church’s mission. Continue Reading →

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Car Dealership Neighbors Fed Up with Car Alarms & Glare from Lights

At the Feb 11 P&Z meeting, neighbors of the Audi dealership on West Putnam Ave expressed frustration with lights being left on at night and casting glare into their homes, as well as concerns about pollution into Horseneck Brook and flooding. Neighbors were also frustrated at what they described as a lack of communication from the Audi dealership. Continue Reading →

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